Monday, November 29

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Educate, not bash, people who believe in false info – sociologists

Educate, not bash, people who believe in false info – sociologists

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by ARTHUR N. APOSTOL FILIPINOS SHOULD engage in active citizenship by educating people vulnerable to false information rather than criticizing them, sociologists said. Active citizenship entails developing critical thinking and using facts to raise awareness, Mindanao State University-General Santos City sociology professor Mario Aguja said. “In Sociology, we are trained to speak about the facts. [Whether] they accept it or they don’t accept it, we deliver our facts and we use our facts to convince a lot of people,” said Aguja during the ‘Ikaw, Anong Ambag Mo? Government Political Systems and Policy Implementation Amidst Pandemic’ webinar last Nov. 13. Aguja noted that facts in discourses are being replaced by opinions in social media, but one’s action should always be guid